A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to type backslash and pipe? (Czech layout, USB keyboard)

I use an USB keyboard with my Macbook Pro - no choice here, some of the keys of internal keyboard are damaged. The Keyboard is from Genius, type LuxeMate i200. I use Czech QWERTY layout. Everything ...
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MacBook keys built in keyboard and trackpad unresponsive on 10.10.4

For about three weeks now, my MacBook Pro, late 2012, 13 inch's keyboard and trackpad have been unresponsive. Specifically, the keys, going from ~ to = and down to z (so every letter, number and ...
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Hotkeys (COMMAND-V …) don't honor Dvorak layout

I'm on 10.9 Mavericks and I am using the Dvorak keyboard layout. However every time I go to paste something using the COMMAND-V shortcut it doesn't do anything, I discovered hitting the physical V key ...
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Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MBP

How can I connect my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MacBook Pro 13 inch? My device is running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (2011).
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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How to access menubar via keyboard only (no mouse) in macvim

I have remapped the key to access the MenuBar using KeyRemap4MacBook (/Karabiner) to Option-3. Unfortunately MacVim does not respect that combination: hitting it has no effect. I am trying to make ...
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Disabling QuickType into my html form fields

I'm creating several html forms. People asked me to remove the QuickType functionality introduced with iOS 8 for some of those forms fields cause sometime it's irrevelant and use screen place for ...
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Turn off keyboard lights after typing

I have my computer (MBP 2015) to turn the backlight on my keyboard off after I haven't used my computer for 10 seconds. Is there a way how to disable the keyboard backlight after x amount of seconds ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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How to import OS X keyboard text shortcuts?

On OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, I use keyboard text shortcuts: I have a large list of text shortcuts I would like to use. Is it possible to import my shortcuts into the OS X/iOS list of shortcuts? ...
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Turning on Target Disk Mode with an old Apple Keyboard

I am using an iMac (mid 2011) as a monitor for Macbook Air (mid 2012). As some of you may have experienced, it does´t work using the same bluetooth keyboard on both machines, so I found an old Apple ...
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Focusing On An Input Box Quickly Will Delete The First Two Characters Typed!

If I focus on a user-input box, select what's in it, press delete, and start typing, the first two characters I type will get selected and deleted. Let's say this is an input box: Input Content ...
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a strange start ...
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How do you position your hand to press Command (cmd) + Option (alt) keys?

Combination Cmd+Opt+some key is pretty common in OS X. For example "cut": Cmd+C Cmd+Opt+V. I'm struggling to press it with one hand. It's hard. Things goes insane if combination also includes Shift ...
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Highlight text replaces but keeps the highlight area causing more text to get replaced… What do?

I'm currently using a 2013 MBP with Yosemite 10.10.3. This seems to be system specific because it happens on Sublime, Atom, Mail, TextEdit, or whatever text editor I'm using that highlights text. ...
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General Autocompletion

Does anyone know of a good way to have autocompletion of custom items on a mac? I know this is built into different programs, but what I would like would be independent of the program being used. ...
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F20-F24 keys do not respond, but are mapped

OS X Yosemite, 10.10.3, MacBook Pro mid-2012. I am building a keyboard, and have mapped onto it all F1-F24 keys using tmk's firmware. F1-F19 all respond (I'm using Karabiner's EventViewer utility to ...
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Entering F23 and other function keys

I cannot figure out how to enter the Function-23 key on my Mac. Obviously, no Apple keyboard contains keys above F19, but working with old software I am required to use the F23 key. I've attempted ...
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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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PC user wants Windows/Linux key mappings [duplicate]

I'm a long-time PC and Linux user. Recently, I was given a mac mini (Yosemite) for my job. I've still got my full-size PC keyboard (with number pad). There are several differences. The biggest one is ...
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Preventing automatic backtick `

When I type a backtick ` it's underlined and I can press space to make it this character ´. This is annoying because I never need this when I type in markdown I only need the backtick. So I wonder how ...
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Cannot press Shift+T in OS X

Since a few days, I am not being able to press T and any other key on my Wired Apple Keyboard. Nothing happens when I press Shift and T. Keyboard shortcuts like Cmd+Shift+T don't work. Cmd+T works. ...
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How can I disable word completion popup menu in Keynote when esc key is pressed?

I've been using Keynote (6.5.3) for nearly a month without trouble. Apparently, at some point today, I've mashed a keyboard combination that presents me with a popup dialog with "autocomplete" ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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Transforming the iPad to a custom layout keyboard

I am fascinated by the Optimus Popularis. However, I consider it a failed product from a marketing point of view. The price is ridiculously high for what it offers. I was wondering if one could use ...
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Cleaning my Macbook Air

I just used some Rubbing Alcohol (I didn't use too much and I put the stuff on a paper towel first) to wipe and clean the keyboard and backside of said keyboard of my Macbook Air. Now I'm obessively ...
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iOS 8.3 Keyboard (3rd party) hidden/missing in messages

This happened to me on older iOS 8.x versions, but stopped for a while and came back when I upgraded to a newer iphone (from 5s to 6, with 8.3). Seemingly randomly, certain times the keyboard just ...
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Keyboard shortcuts synchronisation between iOS and OS X does not work properly

I use keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone a lot. For example, @g which results in @gmail.com, or addr for my home address. I have got multiple OS X and iOS systems. I believe shortcuts in sync via iCloud. ...
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How to disable autocorrect for only one application in OSX?

I know there is an option to disable autocorrect for all applications, but how do I disable autocorrect for only one application?
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OSX doesn't recognize a gaming keyboard

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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Genius external keyboard working improperly on Macbook Pro

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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iOS third-party keyboard with functionality to swipe down on letters to enter numbers/symbols?

On some Android keyboards (for example), the main display is a full QWERTY keyboard with numbers or symbols under the letters. You can either press directly on a letter to type it, or swipe down on ...
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German keyboard Alt-D gives '∂' - how can I disable it?

It should be an easy thing to do if I only could find out how to change the symbol (e.g. from ∂ to € or so) - but as a programmer with a lot of shortcuts this is the only thing that keeps doubting me, ...
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Does taking keys off of a MacBook keyboard void warranty

I have some friends that try turning my MacBook Pro off (I always do it back to them if they do :) ). My question is to make it harder for them to do that I could remove the power button key from my ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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How to play or pause multiple instances of VLC simultaneously?

I have 3 open VLC windows and whenever I see movement in one I need to pause all of them at once. Ideally I'd like a keyboard shortcut to do this. I tried AppleScript but I'm not familiar with the ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Previous deleted text keyboard shortcuts keep appearing

I kept a bunch of keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and over time, I deleted some shortcuts that are not necessary for me and added new ones. Some time ago, ...
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How can I map the “Eject” key on a Microsoft keyboard or create a new shortcut for locking my screen?

I like using Control + Shift + Eject to lock my screen quickly. The Eject key does not exist on my Microsoft keyboard, and there does not seem to be easy way to do map another key to that key through ...
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Display an Application While a Shortcut is Pressed

I would like to achieve the following behaviour: when I press and hold ⌘ + E iTerm is shown, but as soon as I release E, the previously used application is in focus again. I managed to toggle the ...
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How can I select an item from the icon bar alongside the menu bar using only keyboard keys?

I have intermittent problems using a built-in MacBook mouse (another story), and need to select the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar using only the keyboard: It appears that the shortcut keys ...
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How can I make the Caps Lock key more responsive? [duplicate]

My biggest gripe concerning apple's keyboard is that the caps lock key isn't responsive. If I press it as quickly as I normally type, it does not activate. It requires that I hold it down for a ...
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Navigating OS X dialogs with the keyboard [duplicate]

I am a keyboardist and using the mouse is slow and distracting. For the following dialog - which is just an example since there are others similar to it - how would one choose a non-default button ...
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Karabiner issues - trying to use fn key (on 13 inch macbook pro w/ retina display) as cmd_L

The problem here is one of interaction between key resets. Right now in system preferences, I have the Control key acting as Command, the Option key acting as Control, and the Command key acting as ...
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“Soft Return” character (Shift-Enter) on iOS?

How can I enter a soft return character (Shift-Enter) on iOS?
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Disable power button on 2015 MBP

Me and my friends like having a laugh together and as part of that we turn each other computers off and spam tabs till the computer crashes. Is thee a way how to disable the power button on my MBP ...
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late 2014 MBPr 15" OSX 10.9.5

While typing text in any application a beep from the system is heard indicating, I assume, some kind of event has occurred. At that point, it is no longer possible to enter text in the document. Focus ...
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Can Karabiner (aka KeyRemap4Macbook) remap arbitrary simple keys?

Karabiner has a comprehensive set of predefined key remappings. But what about a simple remap '`' to '$' (and vice versa) Yes this can be done via Mac Input Sources. But they are cumbersome ...